Are you looking for interesting and new university courses in Europe?

Charles University in Prague has decided to launch an English language programme inspired by Oxford University’s PPE model. The Charles University PPE Bachelor’s degree is the first Oxford-style BA programme in Central and Eastern Europe and one of only a handful in Continental Europe. The programme is run dually by the Institute of Political Studies (IPS) and the Institute of Economic Studies (IES), both of which belong to Charles University’s Faculty of Social Sciences. With just over 5,000 students – including over 1,000 foreign students – it is the largest faculty of social sciences in Europe.

https://www.fsv.cuni.cz/en/admissions/bachelors-degrees/politics-philosophy-and-economics-ppe

No need to spend a lot of money on introductory summer courses – Oxford Royale Academy

Oxford Royale Academy’s online learning platform – ORA Prep – offers a wide range of exciting and intellectually stimulating online courses, primarily designed to support students applying to university in the UK. Our online courses are instantly accessible from all over the world and provide students with an insight into subjects that takes them far beyond the school curriculum. This insight allows students to enjoy a taster of what studying a subject at university may be like, while also providing them with invaluable material for applications and interviews. All of which, as our student testimonials show, is invaluable help in an increasingly competitive university applications process.

Online Courses

Early Decision…strategy to manipulate students applying to US universities?

This article is a perfect example of how each year US universities decide to use different strategies to increase the number of applications, compete with overlap universities, enhance their US News ranking and the list goes on.

Best advice on how to keep abreast of the changes?

Grade 12 students need to carefully read all US admissions websites in July for the most current details on the application format being used for the fall 2020 school year. Do not assume anything.

Tips on Searching for Summer Options for HS Students

Using search tools such as Google can assist immensely in narrowing down options based on cost, location, minimum age or qualifications. Students and parents are always encouraged to review the possibilities with the HS counselors. While we cannot possibly know about all of the options that are out there, we can often help with decisions making.

For example, your HS student does NOT need college credit right now and if a university which is hosting a session for HS students is forcing you to pay $$$$$ for X number of college credits, you may want to evaluate this option. Those credits may or may not be transferrable at other universities. Buyer beware.

Here is one organization which has a summary of programs submitted by member universities. Several of the options are in Asia or Europe.

Resources Recently Added to the AES Counseling Blog

Quick reminder to check back periodically for the updates on the summer 2019 options for HS students. Two new programs were announced this week. One in Paris at SciencesPo and another in Delhi. Click on the tab marked Summer Programs.

Also, be sure to check out the AES University Handbook which outlines all of the major topics that students need to consider as they move through their academic career at AES. Excellent resource for parents who are unfamiliar with how the different university systems fit within the global plans of AES graduates. Click on the tab marked University Handbook.